This week I'm working on a second version of my Garden for Birds quilt. I'm teaching this quilt later this year so I really need a class sample. I also wanted to try it out in a totally different, more cohesive colour palette.
So far I've finished the appliquéd borders, which I've simplified in this version so that the appliqué is set on solid fabric rather than a pieced background. I've also made the HSTs for the faux flying geese borders but I haven't stitched them together yet.
I haven't done a lot of machine appliqué and my friend Helen (aka the machine appliqué guru) very kindly stitched down appliqué on the last iteration of this quilt. She did a fantastic job but I really needed to work on my own appliqué skills and make sure this quilt won't be too difficult for beginners. I managed it, so I figure my students will be ok!
I finished the central birds block last night. It's definitely the fiddliest part of this quilt!
I'm excited to keep working on this quilt and see how it turns out different to the first version.
Have you made the same quilt more than once? Did you stick with the same things or change things up?